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Loire River
Coat of arms of Saumur
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Maine-et-Loire
Arrondissement Saumur
Elevation 20–95 m (66–312 ft)
(avg. 30 m or 98 ft*)
Land area1 66.35 km2 (25.62 sq mi)
Population2 27,523  (2012)
 - Density 415/km2 (1,070/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 49328/ 49400
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.
2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Coordinates: 47°09′13″N 0°26′13″W / 47.1536°N 0.437°W / 47.1536; -0.437

Saumur is a commune in the Maine-et-Loire department in western France.

The historic town is located between the Loire and Thouet rivers, and is surrounded by the vineyards of Saumur itself, Chinon, Bourgueil, Coteaux du Layon, etc. which produce some of France's finest wines.

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